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Can Dark Circles Under Your Eyes Be Due To Iron Deficiency Anemia
NO...: Low iron state typically causes paleness of skin, mucus membranes, and it is more evident in your eyes (pale cconjunctivae). So, this should not cause dark circles under your eyes..More likely from chronic nasal congestions which reduce blood flow and causing the darker appearances there--often known as allergic shiners. Treating nasal congestions/allergies may help. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more
Help with pain behind my eyes. I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?
Is it normal for me to be having pain behind my eyes? I have iron deficiency anemia like many women. Could my lack of iron be causing this?
My doctor told me to watch exhaustion levels due to iron deficiency anemia. Lately I've been sleeping 10ish hours still tired. Do I Tell her?
Yes, please: You should keep your doctor informed of all the symptoms and all the medications that your taking, including non-prescription and herbal medications. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My pcp and gyn both recommended hysterectomy due to iron deficiency anemia. Also ruling out other issues. Would a hysterectomy be a good idea?
Depends: If you are done with childbearing and there is excessive menstrual bleeding due to uterine abnormalities, hysterectomy would help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Ferritin: Ferritin measures the amount of iron storage in the body and usually is really low in iron deficiency anemia, contrary to anemia of chronic disease that usually shows a normal ferritin level. There are other parameters to take into account off course but this one is one of the best to differentiate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have normal blood levels but have every symptom of severe iron deficiency anemia?
I can't sleep at night most of the time, I have an iron deficiency anemia.. Is this why i couldnt sleep?
Yes: Symptoms common to many types of anemia (low hemoglobin) include the following: easy fatigue and loss of energy, rapid heart beat (particularly with exercise), shortness of breath, headache, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, pale skin, leg cramps, and insomnia. Hopefully as your anemia corrects, you will start sleeping better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me if iron deficiency anemia can cause cataracts?
I am 23, have iron deficiency anemia, the cause of which is still not clear.
Rare: Usual cases of iron deficiency anemia are caused by blood loss from some source, whether stool, menses, inadequate intake, heel strike hemolysis, etc. Rarely is cataract formation caused by iron deficiency. The latter has been discovered in a genetic disorder hereditary hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome (hhcs) presenting with iron deficiency anemia. You should see your md for an evaluation. ...Read more
Can someone die from sever iron deficiency/anemia? Specifically in the case if an eating disorder?
Absolutely: Severe anemia from any cause can throw you into congestive heart failure and then pneumonia. Iron deficiency has many causes, including fad / politically correct diets, but also bleeding from some source that will need to be discovered. And being anemic is miserable in itself, preventing you from working and playing to capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, my doctor prescribed ferrous fumarate 210mg 2x a day for 28 days, will i need follow up test?
Dr thinks I'm on verge of iron deficiency anemia. Ferritin is only low #.hemoglobin is fine. Platelet is 600. Is high platelet related to pre-anemia?
I've had iron deficiency anemia for almost a year. I take ferrous sulfate everyday. Can.getting blood drawn every 2 weeks cause iron deficiency anemia?
Does iron deficiency anemia causes fever? In infants? He has a high WBC count but not so significant.
Fe deficiency....: Does not cause fever. Your child may have acquired an infection, which would fall under the heading of true, true, and unrelated. If you re worried about your child's status, you should contact you doctor, tell them what's happening and then listen to their advice. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Usually not. However, it will depend on the cause of course .Having an iron deficiency anemia will not cause you to have other deficiency. However, if the reason why you have iron deficiency anemia is due to gastric by pass surgery or gastric removal surgery or autoimmune gastritis for instance- then you can have both iron deficiency as well as vit B12 deficiency- because of absorption problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low blood counts: In most people, iron is "lost" very slowly over time. In some patients, iron levels drop, due to bleeding, menstruation, or lack of absorption. In that case, anemia can soon follow, unless iron supplements are given. Pica is another consequence of low iron. Pica is the craving of inedible substances, such as ice or dirt. ...Read more
Not necessary: Contrary to what you might have heard on tv or some "experts", you don't necessarily get iron deficient just because you're vegetarian. Lots of vegetables, beans, & fortified bread are loaded with iron. Many cultures survived millennia on little to no meat & many others with almost no red meat. It depends on the variety of your diet & medical conditions present. Plus there's iron in eggs & fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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